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Exercise : Obituary - Latest Current Affairs
  • Obituary - Latest Current Affairs
1.
What was the primary profession of Usha Kiran Khan, who recently passed away at the age of 78?
Activist
Actor
Singer
Writer
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Usha Kiran Khan, a renowned Hindi and Maithili writer, passed away at the age of 78. She received several awards, including the Padma Shri, Sahitya Akademi Award, and Mahadevi Verma Award, for her significant contributions to Hindi and Maithili literature, demonstrating her prowess as a writer.

2.
Who was the nation's oldest Test cricketer who recently passed away at the age of 95?
Dattajirao Gaekwad
C. D. Gopinath
Chandrakant Patankar
M. J. Gopalan
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Dattajirao Gaekwad, renowned for his resilience, elegance, and sportsmanship, passed away at 95. His legacy in Indian cricket history extends beyond statistics, reflecting the spirit of the game he epitomized.

3.
Who was the men’s marathon world record holder who tragically passed away in a road accident?
Kelvin Kiptum
Eliud Kipchoge
Gervais Hakizimana
Wilson Kipsang
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Kelvin Kiptum, the men’s marathon world record holder, tragically died in a traffic accident on February 12, 2024. At only 24 years old, Kiptum had set a new world record of 2:00:35 at the Chicago Marathon in October, showcasing his immense talent and potential in road running.

4.
Who, at the age of 83, recently passed away and was a distinguished recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award for Naar Hyutun Kanzal Wanas?
Amin Kamil
Habba Khatoon
Farooq Nazki
Mahmud Gami
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Farooq Nazki, a revered poet, broadcaster, and distinguished recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award, passed away at the age of 83, leaving behind a legacy in Kashmiri literature. In 1995, he received the Sahitya Academy award for his book of poetry titled Naar Hyutun Kanzal Wanas (Fire in the Eyelashes) in the Kashmiri language literature. He was also awarded the State Cultural Academy Award for this work and Lafz Lafz Noha.

5.
Who was the first Asian to lead a global bank and recently passed away at the age of 76?
Deepak Parekh
Naina Lal Kidwai
Rana Talwar
Lakshmi Mittal
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Rana Talwar, the former CEO of Standard Chartered Bank, was the first Asian to head a global bank. His recent demise at the age of 76 was confirmed by real estate giant DLF. Talwar had a distinguished career in the banking sector, starting with Citibank India in 1969 and later becoming a leader in retail businesses across various regions.